La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon
La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon

La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.latagliatella.us/
  • Phone: 5712574600
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday – Thursday: 11:30am – 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 11:30am – 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Dessert, Italian, Pizzeria
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout
  • Special Events: Daily Happy Hour food and drink specials Mon-Fri 4-7pm and Sat/Sun 11:30-4
    Half Price Select Bottles of Wine Every Tuesday
    $3 Bellinis & Mimosas in the Bar and on the Patio All Day Saturdays and Sundays

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Garfield and Clarendon Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon
Welcome to La Tagliatella Clarendon. We are a European-based Italian restaurant specializing in the rustic culinary traditions of Northern Italy. We import many of our key ingredients: tomatoes from Puglia; parmesan cheese from Emilia Romagna; gorgonzola cheese from Lombardia; buffalo's mozzarella from Campania; mushrooms from Trentino's region and focacia from Genova...We offer insalate, antipasti, our very own proprietary pastas and sauces; Napoletano-style pizze and several veal or filet mignon entrees. And don't pass on our desserts - they are truly unique and delicious. We have designed our restaurant with a beautiful full service bar for diners to enjoy Happy Hour, bar dining and socializing while enjoying one of our Specialty Cocktails, great wine or draft beer.
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La Tagliatella Restaurant - Clarendon reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since May 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
86% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (21)great for outdoor dining (17)neighborhood gem (15)romantic (12)fit for foodies (11)special occasion (8)kid-friendly (7)great for lunch (7)great for brunch (6)vibrant bar scene (4)notable wine list (3)hot spot (3)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • The food was okay -- Cesar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The food was okay -- Cesar salad was presented well and tasted good, but the pasta was nothing to write home about. They have a concept where you can pick your type of pasta and your sauce, and then add protein if you want. We did this and all members of the party felt it was fairly bland. The service was awful, we waited 30 minutes for our dishes to be cleared even after we specifically asked for them to be cleared.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    drbobVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Our waiter was attentive and perfect Appetizers were very good - carpaccio and focaccio I asked for a side of bolognese and it was there in a flash Chicken Milanese was excellent We had a pizza with duck that tried too hard - not a good topping on a pizza But the pizza was thin crust and very good on its own No room for dessert
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reviews are about right
    Galah
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Good experience, nice place, good food, service was OK.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Sauces
    Warg44
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    A nice place and I would definitely go back. Rigatoni Alfredo was great. The only glitch was the service, which was a bit spotty but I suspect it was because the waiter was new. He'll get better with time. No harm no foul. Give it a try, the food is great!
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  • Pleasantly Surprised
    krpagoniVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I had read some of the negative reviews and was a bit weary, but decided to give Tagliatella a shot. I was pleasantly surprised. I found that our waiter was attentive and knowledgeable. The food was good and there were plenty of options, portions were pretty good for the price too. We went with a group of 8 (including 2 young children) and they were able to easily accommodate. There wasn't a kids menu but they had no problem working with us to make sure the kids were satisfied.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Too Loud and Too Fast
    Penguin44
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    The table was quiet - until they seated two families with infants next to our table. That was fun. The service was fair - until the waiter tried to remove my wife's plate before she was finished. He just grabbed it to "get it out of your way." Hmmm. I guess that he considers a half-eaten dinner to be a nuisance. After all, two of the other people at our table were finished. So, we didn't need to eat any more.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent Cocktails
    Grace
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My girlfriends and I had a wonderful night out. We really enjoyed the food, atmosphere, and the cocktails were exceptional. My friend ordered some sort of black cherry cocktail that was phenomenal while I had a gin drink that was nothing short of amazing. It's difficult to find a nice classy atmosphere around Clarendon but La Tagliatella is just that.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great server, pass on the cocktails
    HCalhoun
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was good and service was quick but the blackberry buffalo trace cocktail tasted like day old jungle juice.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious, great presentation
    SassAndSweet
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My husband and I particularly enjoy this restaurant together - and from time to time stop here, without reservations, for dinner after work, or for Sunday lunch after services or errands. We enjoy it enough that we also decided it would make a great spot for a romantic Valentine's dinner. The restaurant required reservations (no problem, thank you Open Table), and offered a pre fix menu which looked all right, but when we arrived they also said we could order off the normal menu - which we did! The food was delicious, the presentation was gorgeous, and the service was courteous and prompt. We will certainly continue to patron this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Service
    Aussie
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My wife and I like this restaurant for its good food and great service. Our waitress was very helpful with wine selection and was very knowledgable about the wine and food served at the restaurant. It is a nice place to have a casual meal and on the night we were there, Valentines day, there were many young couples enjoying the food, wine and obviously the company. We will be back
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Somewhat disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Appetizers were tasty and fresh, as were salads. Entrees, particularly chicken and veal, were quite disappointing, with flat tasting meat, despite the sauces. The meat tasted as if it had been frozen, not fresh, and the portions were small. Accompanying greens and potatoes were nicely prepared. House white wine tasted like low-quality wine, even for a house wine. Server was pleasant and efficient, though rushed.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Loud and Very Rushed
    Penguin44
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Although our table was in a quiet section on arrival, the noise became louder as the "evening" progressed. Our service was very rushed - as if the wait staff were competing to see how fast they could move us out. I guess that they receive a bonus for the most seatings per night. If that were the case, they could probably accommodate 5 sets of diners in a 4 hour evening. If you are looking for a fast, moderately expensive plate of pasta and don't mind shouting at your dinner companions, this is the restaurant for you.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This restaurant did not blow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    This restaurant did not blow me away. What I liked was the half priced bottles of wine for a Thursday night. Prices were generally reasonable, service was decent but not great, and the food was average for my experiences of italian. Portions were on the smaller side which is good or bad depending on what you are looking for but worth noting.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, hot spot, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good consistent Italian
    mreim
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    This place has one of the most diverse pasta menu offer I gs in northern Virginia. The light cream truffle sauce with the wide homemade pasta was amazing and I'd highly recommend it. The wine list isn't bad, but its nothing to write home about either. I've been here twice and the first time service was a bit more attentive. They have always been extremely nice and accommodating, however. A big place, so a reservation helps but walk-ins can get tables on a sat night within 15 minutes or so.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and excellent service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    We have been excited to try La Tagliatella since we saw it replace 3 Bar. We had always thought 3 Bar had great food, but had felt that the atmosphere inside was dark and serious... Well, La Tagliatella's remodeling changed everything, the place is vibrant and beautifully decorated. The service is great, very considerate and knowledgable, and the meal well-timed. The flavor of the housemade pastas, and particularly the meatballs, is outstanding. The music is current and it's a fun atmosphere. We were on a date and really enjoyed that it was both romantic and energetic! We'll be back for sure.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Our waiter was superb Our
    drbobVIP
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Our waiter was superb Our dinners were very good, large portions, served promptly Pizza was paper thin and delicious Pasta was fresh and home made. I asked for extra sauce and they brought out a large serving -very generous We just moved to Arlington and this will be our neighborhood regular
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Met friends at the bar and
    DCdiner
    Dined on 1/16/2014
    Met friends at the bar and moved to a table at the bar for dinner. Bartender returned home from New Orleans for many years was great!. Sorry, I forgot his name. Food was excellent. Waitress was very attentive and helpful with the menu. Everyone loved their food...gnocchi, risotto,salmon....excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    PeeKay
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Food and service was good. Seating was a bit tight. Would suspect there are other places in Clarendon that are similar or better. Had this restaurant had less competition it would probably stand out more. Did enjoy the Sangria :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Try it yourself
    vaJoeVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    After avoiding the restaurant because of Tom Sietsema's review, our teenage daughters convinced us to try it. We were pleasantly surprised. I guess they have upped their game after a terrible review. Nothing wonderful, but very solid. Great for family dinning.
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  • Amazing
    luv2dine
    Dined on 1/4/2014
    The food was amazing. The tomato and mozzarella appetizer was delicious, the best I have ever had. The drink menu is great. Has a good variety. The fresh pasta is great! I am already planning our next night out at La Tagliatella.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need some spice
    diak
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    The place looked beautiful and I was very excited to try this place out. The salads and drinks were great but the pasta left a bit to be desired. The pasta itself was fresh but the sauces on our dishes were a little blah. It needed more spice - even just some pepper. My husband had the carbanara and the sauce was very runny - carbanara should stick to the pasta. We added some Parmesan cheese and that helped a lot. But it shouldn't need that to add flavor. I had the mushroom truffle sauce - It was good but again lacked any punch of flavor. I could have bought can sauce and it would have tasted the same. This sounds harsh, I know, but its Italian fare, use some spices. I'd give it one more time since they are new and maybe finding their way.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • New Year's Dinner
    pDub
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Hostess was efficient in seating us. Special for New Year's Eve was priced higher than if items were ala carte - odd! Not exactly a "special". Service was adequate but dining room was loud. I know it was a holiday but with all hard surfaces, there was nothing to absorb the sound. Food came and was good but not stellar.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went here with a few couples
    Jenna
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Went here with a few couples for NYE. It was delicious!! Great food, sauces, and wine. we were very pleased.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 1st time
    andy
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Overall a very good meal. Great Italian food, nice menu selection, and good service at a modest price for this area. We'll be back!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good price, menu, food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    Good price, menu, food and location. Attractive interior.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a great experience here!
    HoosierVIP
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Had a great experience here! They originally brought out non-gluten free pasta, upon realizing their mistake, bent over backwards to make the whole thing right. Apologized profusely and did everything to keep the night great. We were greatly impressed with how they handled the whole thing. Food was excellent, dessert was as well. We will return again soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Still searching...
    italianfoodie
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    We've been searching for our Italian restaurant "home" in Arlington, and La Tagliatella is not going to be it. The food wasn't bad-it was just missing something that made it worth the price (although the prices weren't bad either, going out to dinner is still a pricey experience these days). The service was fine. This is actually probably a place you can reliably get some Italian food that doesn't knock your socks off but isn't terrible either, which is a lower bar than we want to set for a place we would want to call our "favorite"...
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  • Outstanding Service
    CherieoVIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    It is so refreshing to find a restaurant that is so focused on providing top notch service! Unbeknownst to us, the kitchen sent out the wrong sauce for one of our dishes (they sent the truffle & mushroom instead of truffle & parmesan). When my husband asked for a little more sauce, the manager realized that we hadn't received what we ordered (even though the mistake was also delicious), and insisted on replacing the meal with the correct one...and removed the cost of that meal from our bill. The waiter (who had correctly entered the order) was also very apologetic and made sure that everything was remedied quickly. This is the type of service that makes you want to return frequently and tell everyone you know to go there too.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cozy and Comfortable
    Sally5
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Thanks for a lovely evening with very attentive staff. Food was great!
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    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Comfortable and Inviting
    Vinny
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    My family and I attended this restaurant with some members of our extended family that were visiting for the weekend. The restaurant was very inviting and we really enjoyed the tasty meals and wonderful choice of dishes on the menu (especially because several dishes suited my Mom who is a strict vegetarian).
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was old, salty, and
    sparkle
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    The food was old, salty, and awful---Costco dining at it's worst. Tomato sauce overpowered the pasta but maybe this was a good thing. The draft beer was fine. In my opinion the thumping dinner music didn't make me want to linger over dinner. Restaurant has an identity crisis---is it a with it bar scene or a place for dining. Bar scene is alive and well, restaurant/kitchen needs help.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Pasta and Sauces!
    PinehurstResidentVIP
    Dined on 12/2/2013
    La Tagliatella has a great variety of pastas and sauces, as well as seafood and meat dishes Italian style. Good drinks and service...what is not to like. I'll be back next time in Arlington!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu options
    karen
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Met a friend who is a vegetarian, so I was looking for more than the same old pasta and sauce or salad options. This menu was creative and had a lot of items that I wanted to try. She had a pasta dish with a mushroom sauce and I had risotto with chorizo. Both dishes were great. The receipt even had a $10 off your next meal coupon if you fill in a survey. The service was great too. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Surprise
    luvzpasta
    Dined on 11/19/2013
    I just moved the the neighborhood back in the spring, but I'm only now getting to know the local restaurants. I passed this place a million times and always wondered what it was like. I met a friend for dinner and it was quite surprising! I really loved the CYO Pasta menu on the back. I have food allergies, so this was a really great way to get around it. The decor was really neat inside as well and it kind of reminded me of the inside of some of the opera houses in Europe. Will definitely come back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • La Tagliatella
    R6RydahGurl
    Dined on 11/10/2013
    When my out-of-town friends said they wanted Italian for dinner I took them here, when we got there the hostess was waiting for us. We were promptly seated, but that's where the service started to go downhill. The hostess put the menus on the corner of the table and without a single word, walked away. We were so busy chatting we barely noticed, and I distributed the menus. It took a while for our waiter to finally come around and greet us, and no apologies for the wait, no explanation on the menu, recommendations, etc. He also didn't bother to tell us they were out of a particular item, and was not helpful at all. He also made us feel rushed the entire way through. He even brought us leftover containers before we were done eating!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lots of options
    Glutenfree
    Dined on 11/3/2013
    The pasta selection is great- a whole page of the menu dedicated to different kinds of pasta and sauce. They even have a gluten free pasta option.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Don't Waste Your Money
    Ashley
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    I ate at La Tagliatella in the second month it was open and the food was mediocre, which I chalked up to the restaurant being new. The food has actually managed to get worse, and the service was horrible. It truly is a waste of your money and time with all of the other good restaurants in Clarendon.
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  • Great pasta and salads!
    Runner10VIP
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    Wonderful place for a pre-marathon dinner with a group. Spicy pasta was a bit too spicy, though.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • careless
    mookieVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    everything was good except they forgot to acknowledge we arrived and cancelled reservation after we left? What a hassle to get that corrected. Even had to send a copy of receipt to get the points. Hostess needs some better training. But assuming that the food was great and they have a good wine deal before 7 pm. 1/2 price up to $75 wine. Cant beat that!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good spot
    CCO1
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Earlier reviewers noted being charged for bread. Our server brought us bread, even extra bread, and there was no charge. The service was quite good - attentive - and when our server was working other tables, the manager got us to go bags and settled the tab. The food is good, not great, but it's a nice place. We had our 11 and 8 year old with us and they loved the place.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate